Pinakadhrik, Pinākadhṛk, Pinaka-dhrik: 4 definitions



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The Sanskrit term Pinākadhṛk can be transliterated into English as Pinakadhrk or Pinakadhrik, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Pinakadhrik in Purana glossary
Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Pinākadhṛk (पिनाकधृक्) refers to one of the eight names of Śiva (śivanāma) and is mentioned in the Śivapurāṇa 1.20 while explaining the mode of worshipping an earthen phallic image (pārthiva-liṅga) according to the Vedic rites:—“[...] the eight names of Śiva viz:—Hara, Maheśvara, Śambhu, Śūlapāṇi, Pinākadhṛk, Śiva, Paśupati and Mahādeva shall be used respectively for the rites of bringing the clay, kneading, installation, invocation, ceremonial ablution, worship, craving the forbearance and ritualistic farewell. Each of the names shall be prefixed with Oṃkāra. The name shall be used in the dative case and Namaḥ shall be added to them. The rites shall be performed respectively with great devotion and joy. [...]”.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Pinākadhṛk (पिनाकधृक्).—See Śiva: vanquished Pūṣan.*

  • * ^1 Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 23. 56; 24. 49; Matsya-purāṇa 180. 23; 281. 14. ^2 Viṣṇu-purāṇa I. 9. 69. V. 16. 7:
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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Pinakadhrik in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Pinākadhṛk (पिनाकधृक्).—m. epithets of Śiva; द्वौ वरासिधरौ राजन्नेकः शक्तिपिनाकधृक् (dvau varāsidharau rājannekaḥ śaktipinākadhṛk) Mb.5.155.17;3.167.5; कुर्या हरस्यापि पिनाकपाणेर्धैर्यच्युतिम् (kuryā harasyāpi pinākapāṇerdhairyacyutim) Ku.3.1.

Pinākadhṛk is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms pināka and dhṛk (धृक्). See also (synonyms): pinākagoptṛ, pinākadhṛt, pinākapāṇi.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Pinākadhṛk (पिनाकधृक्):—[=pināka-dhṛk] [from pināka] m. ‘bearer of P°’, idem, [ib.]

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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family (even English!). Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.

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